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Drone Performance the Highlight of PyeongChang Olympics: Survey

Drone Performance the Highlight of PyeongChang Olympics: Survey

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones stole the show at the Winter Olympics last month while the lack of local sightseeing options was singled out as one of the drawbacks of the Winter Games held in Pyeongchang, according to a survey of 451 individuals (227 South Koreans, 224 foreigners).  Conducted by the Corea Image [...]

Moon to Hold Summit with Abe in PyeongChang

Moon to Hold Summit with Abe in PyeongChang

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a summit in PyeongChang, the alpine town that will host the upcoming Winter Olympics, the foreign ministry said Friday. Abe will fly to South Korea through Yangyang International Airport near PyeongChang to celebrate the Olympics, a ministry official [...]

Leaders of South Korea, Japan Renew Call on North Korea to Abandon Nuclear Ambition

Leaders of South Korea, Japan Renew Call on North Korea to Abandon Nuclear Ambition

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged North Korea to give up its nuclear ambition Tuesday, saying the move will ensure a bright future for it. The renewed call came in a telephone conversation made by the South Korean leader to congratulate Abe on the outcome of the recent election in Japan. Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party won 284 seats out ofthe total 465 seats at the House of Representatives, [...]

Japanese Prime Minister Accused of Using Hardline Korea Policy for Political Advantage

Japanese Prime Minister Accused of Using Hardline Korea Policy for Political Advantage

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The Abe administration once again reaffirmed its hardline Korea policy in a diplomatic paper released yesterday in which it made a territorial claim to the South Korean island of Dokdo, while urging the next South Korean government to honor the agreement reached with the now jailed former president Park’s [...]

Japanese Prime Minister Criticized for Remarks on Refugee Crisis on Korean Peninsula

Japanese Prime Minister Criticized for Remarks on Refugee Crisis on Korean Peninsula

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans voiced criticism over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent remarks on dealing with possible refugees amid escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, comments on social media showed Tuesday.  During a parliamentary session Monday, Abe said Japan is working on contingency plans for a possible influx of refugees [...]

Recalled Japanese Amb. Returns to Seoul After Months-long Absence

Recalled Japanese Amb. Returns to Seoul After Months-long Absence

TOKYO/SEOUL, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Tokyo’s top envoy to South Korea returned to Seoul Tuesday, nearly three months after he was called in home due to diplomatic friction over a girl statue symbolizing the victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery of Korean women. The Japanese government recalled Amb. Yasumasa Nagamine in January in protest [...]

Japanese Historian Proposes Installing Monument Engraved with Abe’s Apology over Wartime Sex Slaves

Japanese Historian Proposes Installing Monument Engraved with Abe’s Apology over Wartime Sex Slaves

SEOUL, Mar. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A Japanese scholar on Thursday proposed the establishment of a memorial engraved with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s latest apology over Japan’s wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women. Haruki Wada, an emeritus professor at Tokyo University and expert in Korean history, made the proposal during a forum in Seoul as [...]